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1910 The Chinese Revolution Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Structure of an Atom The Incan City of Machu Picchu Discovered Roald Amundsen Reaches the South Pole Standard Oil Company Broken Up The Titanic Sinks Henry Ford Creates First Moving Assembly Line Los Angeles Owens Valley Aquaduct Opened Personal Income Tax Introduced in U.S. U.S. Enters World War I 1918 Spanish Flu PandemicTreaty of Versailles Ends World War I


1920 First Commercial Radio Broadcast Aired Harlem Renaissance Begins League of Nations Established Prohibition Begins in the U.S. Insulin Discovered Tomb of King Tut Discovered Michael Collins Killed in Ambush Mussolini Marches on Rome Hitler Jailed After Failed CoupTalking Movies Invented First Olympic Winter Games Houdini Dies After Being Punched Robert Goddard Fires His First Liquid-Fuel Rocket First Oxford English Dictionary Published


1930 Gandhi's Salt March Pluto Discovered Christ Monument Built on Rio de Janeiro Hilltop Empire State Building Completed Amelia Earhart First Woman to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Scientists Split the Atom Adolf Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany Assassination Attempt on FDR The Dust Bowl The Great Terror Begins in the Soviet Union Germany Issues the Anti-Jewish Nuremberg LawsHoover Dam Completed Nazi Olympics in Berlin Spanish Civil War Begins Broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" Causes Panic Chamberlain Announces "Peace in Our Time" Evian Conference About Jewish Refugees From Nazi Germany "Extinct" Fish Found (Coelacanth) Hitler Annexes Austria World War II Begins


1940 Battle of Britain Leon Trotsky Assassinated Stone Age Cave Paintings Found in France Japanese Attack Pearl HarborManhattan Project Begins Anne Frank Goes Into HidingNazis Raze Town in Retaliation for Reinhard Heydrich's Death French Resistance Leader Jean Moulin Killed Italy Joins the Allies Warsaw Ghetto Uprising First German V1 and V2 Rockets Fired Hitler Escapes Assassination Attempt First Computer Built (ENIAC) Germans Surrender U.S. Drops Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Winston Churchill Gives His "Iron Curtain" SpeechChuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered Polaroid Cameras Invented "Big Bang" Theory Formulated Gandhi Assassinated Policy of Apartheid Begun China Becomes Communist NATO Established Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb


1950 First Modern Credit Card Introduced First Organ Transplant Korean War Begins U.S. President Truman Orders Construction of Hydrogen Bomb Color TV Introduced South Africans Forced to Carry ID Cards Identifying Race Truman Signs Peace Treaty With Japan, Officially Ending WWII The Great Smog of 1952 Jacques Cousteau Discovers Ancient Greek Ship DNA Discovered Joseph Stalin Dies First Atomic Submarine Launched Report Says Cigarettes Cause Cancer Emmett Till Murdered Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus Warsaw Pact Signed Dr. Seuss Publishes The Cat in the HatSoviet Satellite Sputnik Launches Space Age NASA Founded Peace Symbol Created Castro Becomes Dictator of Cuba


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